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Gender Balance in Research in the Nordic Countries
Seminar
Dato: 22.11.2012  Tid:
Sted: Oslo, Norge
Hotel Continental
Stortingsgaten 24-26
0117 Oslo
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Thon Hotel Opera
Dronning Eufemias Gate 4
0191 Oslo
Gender Balance in Research in the Nordic Countries - Seminar in Oslo 22 – 23 November 2012.
Norway is the holder of the Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers this year, and has the pleasure to invite you to an expert seminar on gender balance in research in the Nordic countries. The seminar is organized in cooperation with the Nordic Council of Ministers, NordForsk, the Research Council of Norway and the Committee for Gender Balance in Research.

Nordic countries are well known for giving high priority to gender equality. Within research and higher education, however, horizontal and vertical gender segregation is clearly visible. A central issue is the low percentage of women in higher academic positions.

The statistics show that there are some interesting differences between the countries, and we also see that the countries have different strategies for improving gender balance in research. The seminar will examine these questions more deeply.

A report on gender balance in Nordic research will be presented and discussed.

Practical details:
A dinner is held on 22 November at the Hotel Continental, Stortingsgaten 24/26, Oslo.

The seminar takes place on 23 November 09:00 – 15:00 at the Thon Hotel Opera, Dronning Eufemias gate 4, Oslo.

The venue is located close to the Oslo Central Station and the Airport Express Train Terminal.

Map of Oslo city center: http://kart.gulesider.no/m/9HEfZ

We kindly ask participants who plan to stay at the Thon Opera Hotel to book their room before 22 October, using the following reference number 375544.

The participants are expected to cover their own travel and accomodation costs.

Registration deadline for the seminar: 30 October

Sign up for the seminar here: https://response.questback.com/kunnskapsdepartementet/lrm07jssyf/

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Preliminary programme:

Thursday 22 November
Hotel Continental, Stortingsgaten 24/26

19.00 Dinner

Friday 23 November
Thon Hotel Opera, Dronning Eufemias gate 4

Moderator: Gerd Bjørhovde, professor, University of Tromsø

09.00 - 09.30 Registration and coffee

09.30 - 09.45 Opening speech

09.45 - 10.15 The genSET project - lessons and impact.
Dr. Elizabeth Pollitzer, director of Portia Ltd, London

10.15 – 10.45 Promoting excellence and gender equality in research and innovation.
Inés Sánchez de Madariaga, professor, director of Women and Science Unit, Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation

10.45-11.00 Comments.
Øystein Gullvåg Holter, professor, Centre for Gender Research, University of Oslo

11.00 - 11.30 Presentation of the report on gender balance in Nordic research.
Dr. Soc. Sc. Solveig Bergman, Centre for Gender Research, University of Oslo

11.30 - 12.30 Lunch

12.30 - 12.50 Gender statistics in the Nordic countries.
Hebe Gunnes, senior adviser, Nordic Institute for Studies in Innovation, Research and Education (NIFU)

12.50 - 13.10 Gender balance in academia – exploring knowledge gaps.
Liisa Husu, professor in Gender Studies, Örebro University

13.10 - 13.30 The report: Questions and discussion

13.30 - 14.00 Coffee

14.00 - 14.50 Panel debate - plans and wishes for the future

Moderator: Carl Jacobsson, director, The Swedish Research Council

14.50 - 15.00 Closing remarks
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